News from Brussels - Synopsis March 2019
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March 2019 – 2019/03
Deal on Horizon Europe!
SEEN FROM BRUSSELS
Deal on Horizon Europe!
20 March 2019

The European institutions agreed on the main parts of the Horizon Europe proposal. Now it is time to move towards implementation!

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RESEARCH
ERC reports on 2018 activities and achievements
15 March 2019

The European Research Council published its annual report 2018 and highlighted ‘excellence’ as a sole criterion for the selection of proposals.

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Towards gender equality in research and innovation
08 March 2019

The European Commission published the latest edition of ‘She Figures’. Progress is limited, considering the 20 years of EU engagement in the field.

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SSH on the rise
28 February 2019

The European Commission (EC) published the fourth report on the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) within the framework programme Horizon 2020.

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INNOVATION
Enhanced pilot of EIC officially launched
18 March 2019

After 3 years of discussion and development, the European Commission has launched the pilot of the core features of the European Innovation Council.

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Council reaches PGA on Cybersecurity Centres
13 March 2019

The interinstitutional negotiations with the European Parliament on the new public-public partnership began.

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EDUCATION
Erasmus+ and ESC ready for trilogue negotiations
28 March 2019

The European Parliament (EP) adopted its positions on the future Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps (ESC) programmes.

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Digital skills in teacher’s education
25 March 2019

School teachers increasingly rely on digital tools in classrooms, implying the necessity of digital upskilling on their part. Several EU initiatives tackle the issue.

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Call for EU framework in support of digital education
14 March 2019

The European Commission's report “2nd Survey of Schools: ICT in education” measures progress in ICT in schools and outlines policy options.

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INTRA MUROS ...
Swiss Science Briefing on SDGs
28 February 2019

How can the science community in Switzerland and in Europe contribute to achieving the United Nations (UN) Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals?

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Visit of the SDK: insights into EU VET
13 March 2019

Swiss directors of vocational education and training centres were in Brussels to discuss European opportunities and challenges ahead.

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